This is one of the best Syrah's out of Sonoma County. It is built for the long haul so make sure to let it rest in the cellar or give it plenty of air. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, black raspberries, roasted meats and slight root beer note which was interesting. Full bodied. On the palate, lots of black raspberry fruit starting to layer with a charred earthiness and slight bacon notes. This still has medium tannins. Great balance and energy. Long finish. This may yet improve, but is more likely about as good as it will get. No hurry, this should continue to drink well for twelve to fifteen more years. It will go well with roasted meats, fowl or veggies.